#VeneziaAllOpera

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:25 AM From November 13 to 24, the prestigious Casa dei Tre Oci will host, inside the Sale De Maria, the photographic exhibition #VeneziaAllOpera, a project that shows 14 historical realities of the Venetian craft tradition through the eyes of two young talents: Giovanni Genzini and Alberto Papagni. The exhibition is promoted by Lozza, the historic eyewear brand of De Rigo Group. 

CooperVision Says ‘Breakthrough’ MiSight 1 Day Lens for Childhood Myopia Set for March 2020 U.S. Launch

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:24 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision announced today that its innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens will launch in the U.S. early next year as part of a CooperVision myopia management initiative. The initiative is scheduled to begin in March. The MiSight lens received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on Friday (Nov. 15), as VMAIL reported, and will be the cornerstone of a comprehensive myopia management approach to be offered by CooperVision, according to the company’s announcement.

Authentic Brands Group, Electric Visual Evolution Announce Global Partnership to Launch Volcom Eyewear

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Authentic Brands Group and Electric Visual Evolution have announced a global partnership for Volcom eyewear. Under the agreement, Electric will design, develop, produce and distribute both eyewear and snow goggles for the lifestyle brand. The first collection of Volcom Eyewear will debut in 2020 at Volcom stores, key departments stores and action sports specialty accounts worldwide, as well as online on Volcom.com. A company spokesperson told VMail that the collection will include prescription sunglasses, but there are no plans for optical channel distribution or optical frames at the moment. Southern California born, Volcom’s lifestyle brand is rooted in art, music, film and board sports.

Giving Tuesday Is Approaching on Dec. 3

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Since 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been celebrated as Giving Tuesday, a global movement that encourages people to do good. According to the Giving Tuesday organization, “GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.” This year, Giving Tuesday falls on Tuesday, December 3 and is an opportunity for vision-care related groups as well as optical retailers and ECPs to take part.

World Optometry Foundation Announces First-Ever Recipients of WOF Student Travel Fellowships

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Optometry Foundation (WOF), the World Council of Optometry’s Foundation, has announced the first-ever recipients of the World Optometry Foundation Student Travel Fellowships. This program was started in 2019 as a way to encourage optometry students to further their education by providing a $1,250 stipend for travel expenses for the 3rd World Congress of Optometry and Academy 2019 Orlando joint meeting held October 23-27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. WOF Student Travel Fellowships were presented during the International Reception on Friday, October 25, 2019 during the joint meeting.

Maui Jim Launches Five New Sun Styles

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:09 AM

Immagine98 Adds New X-Ide Styles for Fall/Winter 2019

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:03 AM

#OptometryWeek2019

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Monday, November 18, 2019 3:06 PM This week, the Ontario Association of Optometrists is sharing snapshots from #OptometryWeek2019. Throughout the week, local leaders have been visiting optometrists in their constituencies to learn more about what they do, and why it's so important. Take a look at the Ontario Association of Optometrists' Twitter account to get a larger look at the full week.

Men’s Grooming Market Is Poised for Growth

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Monday, November 18, 2019 2:56 PM Self-care, skincare, wellness: the trends that have captured the mindshare, and wallets, of U.S. women are inching their way into the world of men’s grooming, according to a recent post by Stella Rising blogger Elizabeth Timmis.

Per Mintel, nearly half of men feel that self-care fuels their overall well-being, and the growth in their personal care products exemplifies that. This industry is expected to increase 7 percent through 2023, with skincare and haircare flourishing in particular.

Insights for 11-19-19

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Monday, November 18, 2019 10:07 AM Brands don’t need Amazon. Amazon had a delivery speed advantage, but that advantage has compressed. With Nike leaving the Amazon platform ... it strengthens our view that retailers/brands won’t be displaced by Amazon.

Teaching the World How to See

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Monday, November 18, 2019 10:03 AM Where do you turn to for information on protecting your eyesight? That’s an easy question nowadays. Medical information is everywhere. In fact, people are inundated with it on the web and TV. A simple Google search on “eyecare” comes back with more than 30 million results. Health care companies keep adding to this by spending billions on direct-to-consumer advertising each year. But none of this existed a generation ago. But none of this existed a generation ago. The first health information website wasn’t even launched until 1994 and TV commercials for most medical products were illegal in the U.S. until the 1990s—and are still prohibited in many countries today. So, how did people learn about eyecare and other health options in the pre-internet days? The single best source of information for consumers was the humble public service ad campaign. Read More

20/20 Europe: Taking Another Look at Gender Neutral Eyewear

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Monday, November 18, 2019 10:00 AM Gender fluid, genderless, gender neutral, no gender: just some of the words which define a relatively new concept that has been storming the fashion world. Not everybody remembers that it isn’t a new concept though, a trend that goes back to the 80s when Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel introduced the suit and men’s tailoring for women too. From unisex collections to mixed men’s and women’s catwalk shows, the fashion industry is experiencing a revolution. So now that we’re not bound by gender, a whole array of new eyewear options have opened up. Retro infused, small, oval and round glasses and sunglasses are a strong eyewear trend at the moment and also happen to be a gender neutral style (remember John Lennon and Yoko Ono wearing the same rounded sunnies?). Read More

'The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020' Registration Opens for the VM March 25 Global Leadership Summit

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Monday, November 18, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The healthcare industry is being shaken by powerful forces that are creating new forms of competition and transforming patients into consumers who are seeking pathways to wellness that offer convenience, affordability and personalized care. New market leaders are emerging, and established brands are reinventing themselves with fresh approaches and enhanced customer experiences. Doctor-patient relationships are being redefined. How will these transformative changes impact vision care providers and payors? Suppliers? VM’s 14th annual Global Leadership Summit will explore these and other pivotal questions as part of its program, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020.” Thought leaders and influential thinkers will share their visions of healthcare’s future and discuss how the optical industry can play a broader, more significant role in it. Attendees will take away actionable ideas and practical strategies that will help them compete in today’s consumer-centric business environment.

FDA Approves CooperVision's MiSight Contact Lens, Indicated to Slow the Progression of Myopia in Children

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Monday, November 18, 2019 12:27 AM SILVER SPRING, Md.—The FDA announced on Nov. 15 that it has approved the first contact lens to slow the progression of myopia in children.